Man Who Hit Teacher 13X Says It Was Mistaken Identity

Story By: John FengSub-Editor:  Joseph Golder, Agency: Asia Wire Report

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A man who stormed into a classroom and furiously punched a school teacher 13 times during a parent-teacher meeting has turned himself in and claims he mistook her for someone else.

Mr Luo, 30, was sought by police in the county of Hengnan, which is in Hengyang City in Central China’s Hunan Province, after he punched secondary school teacher Ms Zhou 13 times in the head and back on 16th November.

Viral footage since viewed more than three million times online showed Ms Zhou speaking to one of her pupils’ family members in a one-to-one meeting when Mr Luo walked in the door.

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He does not say a word before launching into the violent assault, repeatedly punching Ms Zhou on the head and back before fleeing just seconds later, the video shows.

The authorities said Ms Zhou, who teachers at Xinghuo Experimental School, suffered no serious injuries and told police that neither she nor her pupils knew who the suspect was.

The Santang Police Station put out wanted notices for Mr Luo, who they say turned himself in on the morning of 18th November.

Mr Luo reportedly admitted to assaulting Ms Zhou but said he did so after mistaking her for a suspected female motorist who had knocked him off his electric bike the same morning.

According to a police statement, he said he was driving past the school when he was struck by a white Geely saloon but admitted he did not see the owner’s face, noting only a “ponytail” as the suspected female driver fled.

Mr Luo followed the vehicle’s path and arrived at the school, where he noticed many teachers and parents, and then spotted Ms Zhou who was wearing a ponytail on the day.

Before questioning her, she attacked Ms Zhou, hitting her on the head and back

Ms Zhou has reportedly agreed to forgive her Mr Luo and has dropped all charges after the latter agreed to compensate her for the attack.

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John Feng

I am a senior journalist and editor, and have worked for a number of different news agencies over the last decade. I am currently editor-in-chief of the Asia Wire Report news wire.